The spring term
Over the course of this term, our topic will be 'Burps, Bottoms and Bile'. In this topic, we are on a voyage of discovery to investigate the busy world inside our bodies. From dental impressions to following a tasty morsel through the digestive system, we cannot wait to explore our new topic and the marvellous belching, squelching, mixture-making machine that we call our body!
A range of stimulating and topic-based texts are used to teach English. Reading and studying various genres, including diary entries, provide a basis for children to develop their writing skills and imagination alongside improving their spelling, punctuation, grammar and vocabulary.
Reading is taught using a range of texts and stimuli. Book, images and video clips are used with the children to develop a range of skills required as a reader. Discussion and questions enable children to think uniquely about why texts are structured in particular ways and how and why writers make specific language choices. In addition, after lunchtime, children have the opportunity to 'Read and Relax' where they will be quizzed on the 'Accelerated Reader' books that they have read.
In mathematics we use a scheme called 'Maths No Problem', which builds children's mathematical skills alongside their fluency, reasoning and problem-solving. There are many parts to the lesson, allowing time for children to discuss and develop a range of methods to solve questions and achieve a greater depth of mathematical understanding.